Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 25 July 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 8 juli 1965
Tijd:15:41
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Canadian Pacific Air Lines - CPAL
Registratie: CF-CUQ
Constructienummer: 43844/334
Bouwjaar: 1953
Aantal vlieguren:29998
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 46 / inzittenden: 46
Totaal:slachtoffers: 52 / inzittenden: 52
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:32 km (20 mijl) W of 100 Mile House, BC (   Canada) show on map
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Prince George Airport, BC (YXS/CYXS), Canada
Vluchtnummer: 21
Beschrijving:
Canadian Pacific Flight 21 was a domestic flight from Vancouver (YVR) to Whitehorse (YXY) via Prince George (YXS), Fort St . John (YXJ), Fort Nelson (YYE) and Watson Lake (YQH).
At 14:42, the DC-6 "Empress of City of Buenos Aires" took off on an instrument flight plan for Prince George, via Victor 300 and Blue 22 airways.
En route, at 15:29 the crew reported to Vancouver ATC Centre that they had passed Ashcroft at 16,000 feet. They were estimating William Lake at 15:48.
At 15:38 hours, Vancouver Centre called Flight 21 and did not receive a reply. About two minutes later, three "Mayday" calls were heard by Vancouver Centre. An explosion had occurred in the left aft lavatory. Smoke trailed the aircraft and the tail separated from the fuselage. The main portion of the wreckage assumed a nose down attitude and spiralled to the left until it crashed into a wooded area.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "Explosion of a device which resulted in aerial disintegration."

Bronnen:
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA
» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (150-154)
» Crash of Flight 21 near 100 Mile House almost 50 years ago still a mystery (Global News, 30-8-2013)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Vancouver International Airport, BC en Prince George Airport, BC bedraagt 520 km (325 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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